✓ Is it safe to travel to Spain right now? Updated COVID19 Cases, Map & Rules

Daily updated city to city status of COVID-19 in Spain

Coronavirus, Spain… If you had arranged your Spanish dream holiday you might be wondering: Is it safe to travel to Spain right now? How is Coronavirus developing in different cities? Are museums, monuments and beaches open in Spain? Which are the updated travel restrictions to Spain and measures taken to avoid COVID19 contagion?

Oh My Good Guide wants to help you find the updated status of COVID-19 in Spain city to city. Here you will find the most updated info about Coronavirus and Spain: new outbreaks map, cases, reopenings, travel advice, restrictions and much more.

Keep reading until the end, where we’ll make a deep analysis to conclude if it is safe to travel to the following cities or islands in Spain this fall / winter:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Madrid
  3. Mallorca and Balearic Islands
  4. Canary Islands
  5. Valencia
  6. Malaga
  7. Seville
  8. Granada

This post is constantly updated, with the city to city status regarding Coronavirus in Spain. You can also check the Spanish Lockdown easing phases we had and the rules to follow during Spain New Normal phase from 22nd June on.

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➤ BREAKING NEWS | COVID-19 in Spain right now

– National Lockdown for all of Spain approved – Mandatory curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 6 a.m.

A new decree establishes the nightly confinement from eleven at night to six in the morning throughout the country, with a margin for the regions to advance or delay it one hour

The text marks a mandatory curfew for the entire country from 11 pm to 6 am. Regional presidents will be able to advance or delay the curfew by one hour, but not eliminate it.

In addition to the night confinement, the restriction of social gatherings is established. Regions are also given the possibility to restrict the entry and exit of their territory, except for justified reasons, a decision that remains in the hands of their presidents. 

Spain does not close borders and marks exceptions, for example for the Canary Islands, one of the communities with the best data, to save tourism as much as possible.

The Government has no intention of returning to the full lockdown of March but they believe, like the vast majority of the autonomies and other European countries, that a night confinement (which implies preventing mobility from a certain time at night except in justified cases and with police control of the streets) can reduce contagions, as currently, more than 30% of them are taking place in social gatherings in houses. 

0. Spain Coronavirus Third Wave Insights

Spain is being plunged into a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, and the country’s hospitals are beginning to suffer as a result. There are currently more than 17,600 Covid-19 patients being treated, 64% up on the figure before Christmas, and the number of people in intensive care units (ICUs) has risen 39% since December 24.

The relaxation of restrictions in December and the rise of social interaction over the Christmas period are behind this third wave, which comes hot on the heels of the second one, which was seen in the autumn.

Epidemiologists are warning that the curve of infections will continue to rise, while some experts are calling for a home lockdown in order to stop the transmission of the virus and avoid hospitals becoming overwhelmed.

With infection spreading rapidly across Europe, many countries have been forced into a second or even a third lockdown, but Spain has so far insisted the restrictions put in place under its state of emergency are sufficient. Memories of the harsh months-long lockdown imposed last March remain fresh in Spain where no one was allowed out for walks or exercise for six weeks until the government began slowly easing the rules, first for children.

Since the lockdown ended in June, the regions have taken responsibility for managing the pandemic, with the state of emergency granting them the legal rights to enforce a curfew and other restrictions. But it does not give them the power to impose a total lockdown — which can only be done by the central government.

1. When can I travel to Spain? International travel to Spain allowed!

Wondering when can you travel to Spain? We have good news! Spain has reopened its borders to overseas tourists from July 2020. Travellers from outside Schengen zone will be permitted to enter from July 1, providing there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin.

Before we go more in-depth on Spain’s updated coronavirus status in each city and possible local lockdowns for controlling new Covid19 outbreaks, let’s just clarify who is allowed to visit Spain in 2021 and the documents you need to hand in on arrival.

➤ Where can I travel to Spain from during COVID-19 pandemic?

You can travel to Spain if you are travelling from the European Union, from a country in the Schengen Area, or from another country which has a reciprocal agreement with Spain for accepting travellers. These countries are Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and Uruguay.

Certain countries have established restrictions or quarantine periods on people arriving from Spain. In addition, the health crisis may temporarily modify the reciprocal agreements for accepting visitors. We recommend always checking the requirements and recommendations of your home country.

For this purpose the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs keeps this map updated, allowing you to check the travel restrictions visually.

➤ Will Spain be open in February, March or April? Will Spain let tourists in? From which countries?

Yes! Spain will be open in November or December and will let tourists in. International borders remain open during this Coronavirus Third Wave. At the moment Spain lets in all tourist coming from European Union members, but also tourists coming from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay. The reciprocity principle is maintained for citizens of Algeria, China, and Morocco.

➤ COVID19 travel documents: Compulsory form or PCR required?

If you are wondering if you need to do any paperwork before travelling to Spain the answer is YES. There are three essential steps prior to your trip that you need to verify:

  • In all cases, you must show your health control form (HCF). The form must be completed and signed electronically before your arrival in Spain. You can access the form and sign it via the Spain Travel Health website or app. After you sign it you will receive a QR code which must be presented upon arrival in Spain (it is only valid in digital formats. However, for justifiable reasons it may be presented in paper format before embarking). Remember that you must fill in a separate form for each trip and each person.
  • If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, you must provide a negative PCR test carried out within 72 hours prior to your arrival in Spain. In the event of not having done the PCR test, you will be liable to a fine and a test being carried out at the airport upon arrival.
  • If you are travelling to the Canary Islands must present a negative PCR or antigen test taken no more than 72 hours earlier in order to stay in any accommodation establishment on the islands. If you are travelling from a high-risk country or area, a negative PCR test presented upon arrival in Spain will be valid. These procedures are mandatory for any passenger arriving in Spain by air or sea

➤ Are there any healthcare checks on entry to Spain?

Yes. All travellers arriving in Spain by air or sea will go through a health check. This check may include having their temperature taken, checking their documents, and a visual examination of the passenger’s state of health.

In all cases, you must present the health control form (HCF) and a negative PCR test result carried out within 72 hours prior to arrival (in paper or digital format) could also be required, if you are travelling from a high-risk country or area. If the health control form reveals any indication of possible symptoms of COVID-19, the traveller must undergo a diagnostic test in the airport upon arrival in Spain.

Additionally, all tourist accommodation on the Canary Islands require tourists to present a negative PCR or antígen test taken in the last 72 hours.

2. 2021 Winter / Spring holidays in Spain: Should I cancel?

people travelling safely in Spain during the Second Wave of Coronavirus

Depending on the country you are from, your country might have recently advised against non-essential travel to Spain. However, this is a general warning and doesn’t mean you have to cancel your autumn or winter holidays.

Most of Coronavirus new cases are located in Madrid, followed by other bigger cities. Coronavirus hasn’t affected all territories the same way and new outbreaks are not spread all over Spain, as you can check in the daily updated Spain COVID19 map at the beginning of the section below

Apart from that, you should also take into account the following list of reasons that can help you decide whether to cancel your 2021 winter / spring holidays to Spain or not:

  • First of all, epidemiological situation can difer a lot from region to region. Check this daily updated Spain COVID19 map with the official data provided by the Ministry of Health when planning your safe trip to Spain during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • From 1st July 2020, travellers don’t have to do 14 days self-quarantine when arriving in Spain.
  • All hygienic measures and safety distances are guaranteed in public and private spaces like restaurants, bars, hotels, city sights, etc
  • Mandatory use of face mask in public spaces and enclosed spaces for public use
  • Museums and monuments are open but selling a limited number of tickets, so you will probably enjoy your visit even more than usual.
  • Beaches are open with limited capacity and controlled to ensure the interpersonal distance is respected.
  • NO CROWDS! You won’t find any crowds, something really rare during a holiday in Spain…so let’s make the most of it!

Still not sure? Keep reading to discover everything you should know before travelling to Spain in 2021 and gain a full understanding of the current COVID19 situation.

Remember: If you decide to safely travel to Spain and visit Malaga or Granada, don’t hesitate to have a look at our unique private tours and experiences. We’ll make you discover Spain like a local!

3. Things to know before travelling to Spain this winter or spring during the COVID19 Third Wave

Coronavirus has changed our lives and the way we used to travel too. Nobody was wondering if it was safe to travel to Spain before COVID-19, it was a fact. However, after being one of the most affected countries in Europe, you might wonder if it is actually safe to travel to Spain this winter, spring or even this year 2021.

We have been closely following the numbers of Coronavirus in Spain, city to city, updating this article with the latest news every single day. Now, we have filtered and summarized all that info for you to have a good overview of the current COVID-19 status, lockdown easing rules and other things to know before visiting Spain in Coronavirus times.

➤ Coronavirus confirmed cases are in Spain right now

As of October 23rd, the total number of Coronavirus confirmed cases in Spain is 1.03 millions of which 34.521 are deceased according to Spanish National Health Authorities.

You can always check the most updated number of Coronavirus confirmed cases, deaths, recoveries and many interesting graphs in the official web of the Spanish Ministry of Health. Another good source is Worldometers where you can find the COVID-19 real-time situation in the World.

➤ Updated map of Coronavirus cases in Spain

As of January 13th, already immersed in the Coronavirus Third Wave, the total number of Coronavirus confirmed cases in Spain is 2.176.089 of which 52.878 are deceased according to Spanish National Health Authorities.

You can always check the most updated number of Coronavirus confirmed cases, deaths, recoveries and many interesting graphs in the official web of the Spanish Ministry of Health. Another good source is Worldometers where you can find the COVID-19 real-time situation in the World.

If you want to check out the real-time progress and distribution of COVID-19 in Spain region to region, have a look at this interactive map. This map has been created with the official data from the Spanish Ministry of Health and it’s updated daily so bookmark this post and keep an eye on it.

Screenshot of the Interactive Spain COVID19 Cases map by RTVE

➤ Updated Coronavirus restrictions in Spain right now: Third Wave restrictions map

New Coronavirus outbreaks in Spain during this Third Wave are spreading differently across the Spanish territory, the new restrictions or possible lockdowns won’t be nationwide but local or regional.

A good resource if you are planning to travel across Spain, is this real-time, interactive map showing Coronavirus new restrictions in Spain due to the COVID-19 Third Wave. Just click on each region and you will get all the official lockdown rules and updates. Just click on each region and you will get all the official info, rules and restrictions.

Covid 19 regulations map
Screenshot of the Interactive Spain COVID19 Regulations Map by RTVE

If you want to know more about the 4-phases Spanish Reopening Plan we have gone through or the region to region Spain New Normal Phase rules in English, check out our dedicated posts.

➤ Spain travel ban lifted & no quarantine: Current travel advice or restrictions

As we mentioned in the beginning, if you are living in some of the EU states, including the UK, Spain will reopen borders for you on June 21, 2020 and no quarantine is needed. Travellers from outside Schengen zone will be permitted to enter from July 1, 2020, providing there is a reciprocal agreement on travel and taking into account the epidemiological situation in the country of origin.

Note that all travellers should have a PCR negative test done during the 72h prior to departure in order to enter Spain. You can check the most updated Spain Travel advice on the official Spanish Government website.

➤ Can I safely travel between different parts of Spain?

Safely yes, but travel not so much. Now, with the arrival of Covid19 third wave, perimeter confinements of some specific regions or towns can happen, so always check the updated, interactive COVID-19 restrictions map above to be sure.

Public transportation services started offering more connections, recovering some routes that weren’t operating during the first Coronavirus Lockdown in Spain. A good choice, if you want to travel around Spain, is to make a road trip within your region with your own car or a rental one.

But still, you don’t feel like travelling for real across the country or if you had to postpone your trip to Spain because of the Coronavirus outbreak, you can join our Spain Virtual Tour. How to do that? It’s easy and free! Check our new post to discover top Spanish sights FREE virtual tours and other useful apps to virtually travel the country from the comfort of your home!

Also, if you want to gather more info about how, when and where to travel safely after the Coronavirus outbreak is over check this other post.

➤ Mandatory use of face masks in public spaces in Spain

From May 21st,2020, the use of face masks is compulsory in all public spaces – open and closed – where social distancing cannot be respected. Face masks must be worn in the “public street, in open-air spaces and any closed space that is for public use or that is open to the public, where it is not possible to maintain [an interpersonal] distance” of 2 meters.

The obligatory use of face masks applies to everyone over the age of six and will be over once the Reopening process ends. However, people that can’t wear masks for health reasons, respiratory problems or disability are exempt. Face masks are also not obligatory while doing heavy exercise.

Now, with more people on the streets, the risk of contagion grows so it’s essential to protect ourselves. Buy your mask now and avoid contagion or a 100 € fine!

4. Is it SAFE TO TRAVEL to Spain right now? CITY TO CITY updated status

Since international tourism is allowed in Spain from July 1st, 2020 and travel bans are lifted, we could say that it is officially safe to travel to Spain in 2021. However, do we recommend it? It depends on the city, region or province you want to visit in Spain as COVID-19 expansion is not affecting all of them the same way. That is why we are going to analyse the current status city to city:

  1. Barcelona
  2. Madrid
  3. Mallorca and Balearic Islands
  4. Canary Islands
  5. Valencia
  6. Malaga
  7. Seville
  8. Granada

➤ Is it safe to travel to BARCELONA, Catalonia, right now?

Coronavirus in Barcelona: cases, restrictions and safe travel

If you have some doubts about safe travelling to Spain because of Coronavirus, let’s go on with the second most inhabited city in Spain. So, is Barcelona safe to travel after COVID-19 outbreak?

– Main general restrictions in Barcelona and Catalonia due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Barcelona City Council in their official website.

– Main monuments in Barcelona: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

You can now enjoy the most important sights in Barcelona which are open-air!

Regarding closed spaces, Barcelona is a cultural pole in Spain – apart from its museums, here we can visit the architectural jewels from Gaudí. Barcelona’s main monuments reopening situation after Coronavirus is the following:

  • Sagrada Familia: Sagrada Familia will finally reopen on 4th July after Coronavirus. Hurry up, and get your online ticket to enjoy this monument with no crowds!
  • Casa Mila (La Pedrera): The reopening of La Pedrera-Casa Milà will be on 15th July. You can now book your visit and ask for a refund if you finally have to change your plans. Buy your tickets to La Pedrera, you can’t miss it!
  • Casa Batlló: Its reopening will be on the 1st of July! Don’t miss this chance and book your visit to Casa Batlló to enjoy this architectural marvel less crowded than ever!

– So… is it safe to travel to Barcelona, Catalonia, right now?

Since international tourism is allowed in Spain from July 1st, 2020 and travel bans are lifted, we could say that it is safe to travel to Catalonia and Barcelona at the moment. However, as Coronavirus Third Wave cases are surging in Catalonia, we wouldn’t recommend visiting Barcelona right now or later on this winter / spring 2021.

If you are travelling there, bear in mind that Barcelona is a big city, so you need to use common sense and take more precautions, like avoiding public transport when possible, than if you choose to have your Spanish holidays in any Catalonian village or little coastal town.

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Barcelona, Spain, in 2021 with our free resources for a Barcelona Virtual Tour, where you can choose to tour the city on foot or by helicopter and enter Gaudi’s Casa Milá or even Sagrada Familia!

However, if you want a more interactive virtual trip, check out these amazing live virtual tours with an experienced guide to discover all about Gaudí, the best of Barcelona or the legends and essence of Catalonia region.

In conclusion, due to the current situation in Barcelona and Catalonia, we advise against travelling there

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➤ Is it safe to travel to MADRID right now?

Coronavirus in Madrid: cases, restrictions and safe travel

When talking about safe travelling to Spain due to the Coronavirus situation, we should start talking about the main focus. Madrid region is the one that concentrates most of the COVID-19 Spanish cases. So, is Madrid safe to travel to in 2021?

– Main general restrictions in Madrid due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Madrid City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Madrid: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Most of Madrid main monuments and museums are open now. You can already book your visit to El Prado Museum, which has reopened after the Coronavirus outbreak with an amazing exhibition with their best masterpieces.

Other museums that are open and you cannot miss in your visit to Madrid is the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum, where you can see the famous “Guernica” by Picasso, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, that offers a unique survey of the history of art from the 13th to the late 20th centuries.

– So… is it safe to travel to Madrid at the moment?

Due to the current number of cases of COVID-19 in this Third Wave, that are concentrated in Madrid capital, the city is currently in a kind of lockdown, so we definitely advise avoiding non-essential travel to Madrid right now.

If you need to travel to Madrid during the Covid19 pandemic, bear in mind that it is the biggest city in Spain and you need to use common sense and take more precautions, like avoiding public transport when possible.

Remember, you can start getting ready for your trip to Madrid, Spain, once it is safe to travel with our free Madrid Virtual Tour, where you can walk around the city and even enter in some museums!

We advise against travelling to Madrid right now

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➤ Is it safe to travel to MAJORCA and BALEARIC ISLANDS right now?

Coronavirus in Majorca, Balearic Islands: cases, restrictions and safe travel

If you are wondering if it is still safe to travel to Spain in times of Coronavirus, and more specifically to Mallorca, you should know that the Balearic Islands are one of the first territories to reopen to tourism as it’s an island and Coronavirus hasn’t spread as much as in other Spanish regions.

– Main general restrictions in Majorca due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Majorca City Council on their official website.

– Main sights in Majorca: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Most important sights in Mallorca are open-air: the Capital City of Palma of Mallorca, the Puerto Portals, the Soller’s Seaside, The Port Town of Pollenca… and best of all, its fabulous beaches! You can now enjoy them all and practise water sports, go on a catamaran ride for sunset and dinner or have a panoramic tour of Palma de Mallorca by boat!

Regarding main touristic closed spaces, like museums and monuments in Mallorca, the situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

  • Mallorca Cathedral: It is already open after Coronavirus for Holy celebrations. For cultural visits, it will be open from July probably. You can already get your ticket online.
  • Drach Caves: This amazing Caves are still closed because, as you can understand, the air circulation is more difficult. Keep an eye on their official web and make sure to buy your tickets ahead of time once they reopen.

– So… is it safe to travel to Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza or Formentera) right now?

Mallorca and Balearic Islands have been one of the first territories to reopen as the Coronavirus spread is limited by the island size that allows less mobility. In fact, while the rest of Spain was in Phase 0 of the 4-Stages National Reopening plan, the Balearic Island of Formentera straight into Phase 1! However the Islands have been hit by the Covid-19 Third Wave in Spain, so for now it’s better to

Remember, you can start getting ready for your summer in the Balearic Islands with our free Spain Virtual Tour. Have a look!

In conclusion, we definitely advise visiting Majorca and Balearic Islands

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➤ Is it safe to travel to the CANARY ISLANDS this winter / spring?

Coronavirus in Canary Islands: cases, restrictions and safe travel

Are the Canary Islands safe to travel to after Coronavirus outbreak? You should know that the Canary Islands are one of the first territories to reopen to tourism as they are an island complex where Coronavirus had a hard time spreading.

– Main general restrictions in the Canary Islands due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Canary islands City Council on their official website.

– Main sights in the Canary Islands: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Most popular places in the Canary Islands are open-air like Teide Vulcano National Park in Tenerife, the Timanfaya National Park at Lanzarote, the beaches of the islands, the cities of Santa Cruz of Tenerife and Las Palmas…and they are all open!!

Apart from that, you will find many open-air super famous attractions in Tenerife, like the amazing Loro Park or the Siam Water Park, the best water park in the world according to Tripadvisor!

– So… is it safe to travel to the Canary Islands, Las Palmas or Tenerife right now?

Since there are travel restrictions due to the Coronavirus situation, you need to use common sense and evaluate how the COVID-19 develops. The Canary Islands will be one of the first territories to reopen because the Coronavirus spread is limited thanks to being a complex of Islands.

In fact, while the rest of Spain was in Phase 0 of the 4-Stages National Reopening plan, the Canary Islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa went straight into Phase 1! Definitely, one of the safest places to travel to in Spain for your summer holidays.

If you still can’t visit the Canary Islands in person, you can always try our free Spain Virtual Tour, where you will find different resources to tour around Spain on foot or even by helicopter. Also, you will find some official virtual tours of the most prestigious monuments and museums in Spain!

In conclusion, we advise visiting the Canary Islands

➤ Is it safe to travel to VALENCIA right now?

Coronavirus in Valencia: cases, restrictions and safe travel

If you are thinking about Valencia for a safe holiday in Spain during Coronavirus pandemic, you should know that Valencia itself is quite a big city (around 800.000 inhabitants), but along the Valencia region, you can find many little coastal towns which might be a good option for a quiet holiday by the Mediterranean sea.

– Main general restrictions in Valencia due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Valencia City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Valencia: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

Most important sights in Valencia are open-air and they are little by little reopening, like Valencia Old Town, La Malvarrosa Beach and River Turia Gardens, so you can now enjoy all of them.

Regarding touristic closed spaces, the most famous museum complex in Valencia is the City of Arts and Sciences that reopened on May 11th, 2020. It occupies a huge open space in which some of the museums appear as landmarks: L’Hemisfèric, Science Museum, L’Umbracle, L’Oceanogràfic…book your visit now with free cancellation up to 1 day in advance and enjoy and enjoy this amazing space with fewer people!

– So… is it safe to travel to Valencia right now?

There are some restrictions due to the Coronavirus situation. Valencia is a quite big city (around 800.000 inhabitants) and has been struck by Coronavirus Third Wave in Spain so, you need to use common sense and evaluate the risks.

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Valencia, Spain, once the time comes, with our free Valencia Virtual Tour.

In conclusion, we advise against visiting Valencia right now

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➤ Is it safe to travel to MALAGA or Costa del Sol this winter / spring?

Coronavirus in Malaga: cases, restrictions and safe travel

The confirmed cases in the region of Andalusia are 12,668 in all the provinces of the region. There have been 1,404 deaths while 10,671 people have recovered. This represents the lowest rate of Coronavirus impact for every 100.000 inhabitants in Spain! Being the most populated region in Spain, Andalusia has been one of the less affected areas so it is an ideal place to consider if you want to have a safe trip to Spain.

– Main general restrictions in Malaga due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Malaga City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Malaga: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

A lot of important sights in Malaga are open-air and they are now open! You can visit La Alcazaba, Gibralfaro, Roman Theater, Malaga Bullring, The Botanical Gardens, and Paseo del Parque Tropical Park.

Regarding closed spaces, Malaga is a cultural hub for art in Spain with more than 35 museums. The situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

– So… is it safe to travel to Malaga or Costa del Sol right now?

Beach bars and hotels are open with strict safety measures. Most of the city museums have reopened and active tourism is allowed! Open-air activities like relaxing at the beach or discovering the amazing hikes in the Mountains of Malaga or Caminito del Rey are already allowed. And with no crowds!

If you want to have a safe holiday in Spain in 2021, I would highly recommend to travel to Malaga, as the impact of COVID-19 in that area is one of the lowest in Spain and everything is open. Besides, Malaga is not a big city and it’s a perfect point to visit other natural jewels or small villages in the province. You can check our TOP 10 places to visit near Málaga if you prefer to escape the city after Coronavirus lockdown.

You can start getting ready for your trip with our Ultimate Malaga Travel Guide: Everything you need to know before visiting. Take a look at our Malaga in 1 Day or Malaga in 2 Days posts to make the most of your time there! Or use our free Malaga Virtual Tour to get familiar with the city, enter Picasso Museum, have a virtual hike at El Caminito del Rey or discover the famous Nerja Caves!

In conclusion, we advise visiting Malaga

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➤ Is it safe to travel to SEVILLE, Andalusia, in 2021?

Coronavirus in Seville: cases, restrictions and safe travel

After reviewing the Coronavirus situation in Malaga, let’s continue with another major Andalusian city, Seville, which can also be a good option to enjoy a safe travel and spring or summer holidays in Spain this year.

– Main general restrictions in Seville due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Seville City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Seville: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

As in many other cities, there are a lot of important open-air sights in Sevilla that you could enjoy. Regarding main touristic closed spaces, like museums and monuments, the situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

  • Real Alcázar de Sevilla: reopened on 15th June 2020 after the COVID-19 Lockdown. You can already buy your ticket to make sure you get to visit this magical Arab palace.
  • Seville Cathedral and La Giralda: reopened for tourist on 1st July after Coronavirus crisis. The advice on their official site is to buy your ticket online and wear your face mask during your visit.

– So… is it safe to travel to Seville right now?

Considering the good epidemiological situation of Seville province and that international tourism has been allowed in Spain from July 1st, 2020 by the health authorities, we think it is safe to travel to Seville for your 2021 winter or spring holidays.

Besides, Sevilla is a great choice for walking or rent a bike instead of taking the bus/metro and it offers a perfect position for surrounding open-air sites, like the Roman Ruins of Italica, the beautiful Cadiz Coastline or the White Villages!

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Seville, Spain, in 2021 with our free Seville Virtual Tour. You can choose to tour the city on foot or by helicopter and enter Seville Cathedral, the Royal Alcazar or even go for a virtual walk around Plaza de España!

In conclusion, we advise visiting Seville

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➤ Coronavirus: Is it safe to travel to GRANADA, Andalucia, right now?

Coronavirus in Granada: cases, restrictions and safe travel

Let’s examine the situation in Granada due to Coronavirus.

– Main general restrictions in Granada due to Coronavirus

You can check the latest measures against Coronavirus and updates taken by the Granada City Council on their official website.

– Main monuments in Granada: open, closed or with restrictions due to COVID-19?

As in many other cities, there are a lot of important open-air sights in Granada that you can enjoy. Now you can wander around Granada Old Town, Albaicin and its viewpoints, Realejo Neighbourhood, Paseo de Los Tristes or the Alhambra surroundings.

Regarding main touristic closed spaces, like museums and monuments, the situation due to Coronavirus is the following:

  • Alhambra and Generalife: The most visited monument in Spain is finally reopening on June 17th after the COVID-19 outbreak! Make sure to book your tickets in advance as there will be limited spots and many people looking forward to visiting these architectural jewels.
  • Granada Cathedral: is closed for tourists but it opens for Holy Mass, so you might get the chance to see it even now!

– So… is it safe to travel to Granada at the moment?

Considering the good epidemiological situation of Granada province and that international tourism has been allowed in Spain from July 1st by the health authorities, we think it is safe to travel to Granada for your summer holidays this year after the Coronavirus outbreak.

Granada could be a great option to consider for a safe summer holiday in Spain this year. So if you decide to visit this wonderful city after the lockdown is over, you could start getting ready for your trip with our Granada Travel Guide: 10 Things to know before visiting. Also, take a look at our Granada in One Day post to make the most of your time there!

Remember, you can start getting ready for safe travel to Granada, Spain with our free Granada Virtual Tour, where you can choose to tour the city on foot or by helicopter or even enter the Alhambra Palace and Generalife gardens!

In conclusion, we advise visiting Granada

EXTRA TIP: If you are wondering which is the safest way to get from Granada airport to the center, we suggest you use Welcome Pickups airport transfer service, as their local drivers have a strict policy regarding coronavirus. Check the details below!



What do you think of the current Spanish COVID19 situation? Would you consider Spain as a safe destination to travel to? Which city or region in Spain would you choose for your post-COVID19 Lockdown holidays?

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147 thoughts on “✓ Is it safe to travel to Spain right now? Updated COVID19 Cases, Map & Rules”

  1. Are they letting my husband travel to my country Holland. My husband has a Spanish residence card. We were married in Spain almost 6 years ago.

    1. Good morning Aslam, it’s quite difficult to know. Everybody is able to return to his primary residence under while the Spanish state of Alarm is on. So if he can justify somehow that his primary residence is in Holland he will be able to. Also, you could check if Holland has closed their borders to people travelling from Spain. Hope this helps a little bit 🙂

  2. You provide an excellent service so perhaps you can help us. My wife and I, both from Germany, have been in Almunecar for the past 3 months. We are due to drive back to Germany on May 1st. with one overnight in Spain and one in France. Will this be possible? Thanking you in advance for any advice. Toby.

    1. Hi Toby, thank you so much for your support! 🙂 It is still soon to predict as things change fast but I think it will be possible, at least on the Spanish side because the original Royal Decree approving the State of Alarm states clearly that everyone can return to his or her primary place of residence. So as long as you can show you are returning home, then I guess it will be ok.
      Good luck and let us know if you finally succeed!

  3. Can my sister travel from Valencia to Barcelona she don’t have food and she is really suffering from depression

  4. The Correos does not deliver to the small urbanisation where I live. Am I allowed to drive to the nearby town where my post office keeps my mail and pick it up ?

  5. Why is it acceptable for 2 people to live together but not be in a car together?
    Are a husband and wife more of a problem that a driver and an older passenger? Taxi drivers take people in their cars so must be rubbing their hands if 2 people need to go to the airport, doctors, etc. Is this a case of an government making rules without sufficient thought?

    1. Public transport (and taxis I think too) take more than 1 people at a time, because they provide a “public” service. Why is then no possible to go 2 people together on a car? Well, I think they are making laws very strict because otherwise people would just not take them seriously. But it’s the same on the street, I can’t go together with my boyfriend to walk the dog and we are living together…The idea is to limit the movement of people as much as possible, and I think that is right for these days. They have also left open the force-majeure cause for anything you really need to do together 🙂

  6. When Spain opens in July, is it advisable to fly directly to Barcelona from Los Angeles? (Ultimate destination is Girona province.) For example, would it be better for a southern California resident to fly to Spain from Tijuana, or would it be better to go to Greece first, and then fly to Spain from there since it’s Schengen? I’m not clear on restrictions regarding origin of flights come July. Also, can a Schengen-country foreigner rent a car and drive freely from Barcelona into the Girona province? This is not for tourism, it is to buy property hopefully and to begin a residency. Returning to the USA from Spain is a whole different challenge but I have enough information to know what to expect there. Thank you kindly for all your information.

    1. Actually I see no problem in flying directly to Barcelona. Besides, there will be no limitations in mobility, so you can drive a rental car 🙂

  7. My daughter is coming to stay with us on the. 2nd of July in Granada Spain.. Will she be able to book a taxi from the airport.

    1. Of course! My personal advice is to book it in advance. Have a look at WelcomePickups, a transfer service with a very strict policy to prevent Coronavirus contagion operating in Granada. Hope it helps 🙂

  8. Joseph Hoare

    Hi we are travelling from Ireland by ferry to Bilbao and then on to Roda Murcia by car and caravan. We will be avoiding visiting or stopping anywhere except for diesel. We will have our own food and water with us. What documents do we need. The Spanish Embassy here in Ireland has said it was OK to travel by email. We have an apartment in Roda Golf Resort to go
    to. Can you advise.

    1. Sure, the Spanish Embassy is right. As October 13th, there are no restrictions when travelling around Spain, except for Madrid. You can stop for food, shopping, restaurants or anything you need along the way. Have a safe trip!

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